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Oral Nutrition Intake for the Prevention of Falls in Older Adults: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: March 31, 2014
Project Number: RA0671-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of oral nutritional intake (Vitamins D or B12, protein, or hydration) for the prevention of falls in adults over 65 years of age?
  2. What is the clinical evidence regarding the association between malnutrition and falls in adults over 65 years of age?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of oral nutritional intake (Vitamins D or B12, protein, or hydration), or management of malnutrition for the prevention of falls in adults over 65 years of age?

Key Message

One health technology assessment, 12 systematic reviews, seven randomized controlled trials, 15 non-randomized studies and seven guidelines were identified regarding oral nutrition intake for the prevention of falls in older adults.

Tags

diet, vitamin b 12, vitamin b12, accidental falls, aged, aging, dehydration, geriatrics, malnutrition, vitamins, older adult, Senior, Seniors, older adults, Nutrition, 80 and over